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Pickleball continues to inspire the imagination of active adults and their communities across the country, and especially in the state of Florida. The latest facility to plan for pickleball courts is at Hollyland Park, a sports and recreation facility in Holly Hill.

Pickleball Courts Grow in Florida

A donation of $3 million from a private Ormond Beach couple would allow for a 24-court facility at the park, making it one of the largest in the state. East Naples Community Park in Collier County has 50 courts, and Cresswind at PGA Village Verano in Port St. Lucie is a 55+ community planning a 26-court pickleball paradise.

Pickleball Daytona of Holly Hill

The proposed pickleball facility will open at Hollyland Park in early 2020. Donors have asked the city of Holly Hill to contribute $1 million in funds from the Community Redevelopment Area program to help with the costs of infrastructure and development. Organizers imagine that in addition to the recreational play, the facility could host at least two tournaments per year, which would likely draw between 300 and 400 participants and even more spectators. These plans have inspired the “Wimbledon of Pickleball” nickname.

The facility would take up nearly two-thirds of the available space at Hollyland Park, which is attractive to organizers and donors because the park has been under-utilized for years. Martens Properties, LLC hopes to create 24 pickleball courts, with eight of those courts covered.

Plans call for expanding the recreational park to include indoor and outdoor courts for shuffleboard, bocce, and ping pong. A new community garden and an activity center for seniors is also planned, as well as a restaurant. Developers hope to revitalize some of the commercial activity in this area of Volusia County.

Minto Communities Sees Pickleball Potential

Minto Communities, the builder of Latitude Margaritaville in Daytona Beach, sponsors pickleball championship games in Naples and in California. They recognized the pickleball craze early and replaced several of their shuffleboard courts with pickleball courts in 55+ communities in Florida and around the country. Slots in the Minto U.S. Open Pickleball Championship have been claimed within minutes of registration opening live online.

Active Adults Have a Passion for Pickleball

 You may be wondering why people love pickleball so much.

It’s a paddle sport, and much of it is a mash-up of tennis, badminton, and table tennis. Playing as doubles are more popular, but you can play singles as well. The idea is to volley a plastic ball (similar to a Wiffle Ball) across a net until a certain number of points are won. Only the service side can earn a point, and there’s a swath of space on either side of the net that is a non-scoring territory. The ball needs to bounce once before it can be returned.

Active adult communities are quick to offer and promote pickleball courts as desirable amenities in their clubhouses and neighborhoods. Around Daytona Beach and Holly Hill, communities such as Plantation Bay Golf and Country Club in Ormond Beach, Huntington at Hunters Ridge in Ormond Beach, and of course Latitude Margaritaville in Daytona Beach have plans for facilities for pickleball.

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